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LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Colorbond Fence Costs

Colorbond Fence Costs

Yep sounds about right

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 8:38 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Stratco or Shademaster?

Stratco or Shademaster?

Stratco by far. More comprehensive system, better engineering, better warranty and been in business for 50+ years!

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 8:37 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Another Verandah question - quotes + drainage (roof slope)

Another Verandah question - quotes + drainage (roof slope)

The person who suggested the first option has no idea and would lead to a visual bad and hydraulically bad design. The suggested Stratco method is exactly right. I would…

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 8:36 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Aluminium posts set in concrete

Aluminium posts set in concrete

Most patio builders will put a bag over the end of the posts to insulate the post from direct contact with Aluminium. The suggestion they have made is perfectly ok but…

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 8:25 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Flat/Gable Verandah roofing and guttering

Flat/Gable Verandah roofing and guttering

Rear infill options are usually: - Polycarb sheeting horizontally in Corro - Twinwall Polycarb - FC sheeting The first 2 are the best due to light transmission with the…

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 8:23 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Curious About Fencing

Curious About Fencing

Your local council website normally has a way to approach these situations

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 8:16 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
3 September 2015

yet another decking oil/stain question

yet another decking oil/stain question

As a side note the deck was left uncoated for about 6 months before we put the sikkens on (thats how long it took us to build it lol ) and then it was sanded and then…

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xxkatxx
Sep 03, 2015 5:43 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
28 August 2015

Battering V Retaining Walls

Battering V Retaining Walls

Hi 1st-timer Photos or images would help? What are you soil conditions like and will you be exposing the builder to liability if the…

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1st-timers
Aug 28, 2015 8:21 am
skydroid
skydroid
13 August 2015

Decking

Decking

Thought of putting wood decking for my new house's alfresco when it's finished building. Any idea what I will need to do for the base of the alfresco? Do I get the builder…

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skydroid
Aug 13, 2015 6:02 pm
sara.alag
sara.alag
12 August 2015

Concrete over soakwells?

Concrete over soakwells?

Hi there, We are based in Perth and have 3 soakells in our front lawn area. We are hoping to have planter boxes and some stairs at the front of the house but it looks…

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sara.alag
Aug 12, 2015 12:33 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 August 2015

Bearers?

Bearers?

Yes you can use different bearers but at the same time overdoing on the bearers is not a bad thing considering you could potentially avoid the "bounce". As long as you…

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Adam.M
Aug 12, 2015 10:07 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
12 August 2015

Awkward Placement Of Retaining Wall

Awkward Placement Of Retaining Wall

Just had a prelim meeting with our builders. After inspecting our site and getting soil tests and contour surveys done they have said we will need a retaining wall along…

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1st-timers
Aug 12, 2015 9:47 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
28 July 2015

Building a deck

Building a deck

I know this doesn't help but the reason why you can not get get a straight answer is because the regulations for sizes goes up to 1 meter off the ground. 1.2m means you…

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Adam.M
Jul 28, 2015 12:32 pm
goody59
goody59
28 July 2015

Planting Trees on an easement

Planting Trees on an easement

As far as root damege to sewers new developments (with Clay pipes) are normally less of a problem than older properties that have clay…

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goody59
Jul 28, 2015 9:28 am
goody59
Sarah3456
Sarah3456
23 July 2015

Alfresco - what will it fit?

Alfresco - what will it fit?

Thanks both - that's really helpful. Photos really help me visualise. I think as your a metre longer tbrown we should go the extra metre wide to stop us being squeezed…

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Sarah3456
Jul 23, 2015 7:10 am
crash76
crash76
24 June 2015

Help on how to build a timber framed corrugated fence.

Help on how to build a timber framed corrugated fence.

HI, I am after some advice and guidance on how to build a timber framed corrugated fence. I am wanting to use large posts such as 150 x 150 or 200 x 200, and have a mini…

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crash76
Jun 24, 2015 11:51 am
djlanceuppercut
djlanceuppercut
17 June 2015

Gabion Baskets.

Gabion Baskets.

For anyone looking for assistance with gabion baskets in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast, check out www.gabionbasketsqueensland.com for a local supplier. The…

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djlanceuppercut
Jun 17, 2015 8:58 pm
Josie26
Josie26
15 June 2015

Help with dark colours for weatherboard and colorbond house

Help with dark colours for weatherboard and colorbond house

Hi, I'm a bit nervous about picking colours for our house. I tend to prefer light colours, but as we have a fair bit of coal dust around, I'm going for darker colours to…

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Josie26
Jun 15, 2015 9:29 pm
swarmski
swarmski
5 June 2015

Anyone used Britedeck for their composite?

Anyone used Britedeck for their composite?

Has anyone on here used BriteDeck for their decking project? Their prices and product looks good, just wanting to hear some feedback on people who have installed…

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swarmski
Jun 05, 2015 10:46 am

Building a Brick Wood fired pizza oven takes a lot of time. In case if you are moving to another place then it will be really difficult for you to move brick WFPO. So I…

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Boesman
Jun 03, 2015 1:02 pm
Boesman
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 May 2015

NEW DECK

NEW DECK

We used what they call "clear" oil. I felt it did a good job and didn't slowly change the colour. It really brought the wood "out" - even pine. People often asked what…

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Saint Mike
May 20, 2015 8:16 am
Saint Mike
goody59
goody59
19 May 2015

Fencing potential dispute

Fencing potential dispute

Tell him you will go halves in a compliant fence but not halves in a noncompliant fence that may be ordered to be demolished.

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goody59
May 19, 2015 1:30 pm
goody59
alexvale
alexvale
17 May 2015

Sydney Pool Builders - Recommendations?

Sydney Pool Builders - Recommendations?

Hi all, We are completing a knock down rebuild in killarney heights nsw 2087 and looking to put in a concrete fully tiled pool Can anyone recommend local pool builders…

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alexvale
May 17, 2015 1:05 pm
cheapblinds
cheapblinds
12 May 2015

Retractable Roof Systems

Retractable Roof Systems

If you looking to cover an outdoor area but still require the sunlight to provide lighting I would highly recommend Retractable Roof Systems or Pergolas.....they are…

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cheapblinds
May 12, 2015 8:10 am
cheapblinds
davinci
davinci
11 May 2015

Rendering cost of courtyard walls

Rendering cost of courtyard walls

in Melb the av. sq rate is $45-$60 a sq

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davinci
May 11, 2015 10:33 am
davinci
timidwolf
timidwolf
10 May 2015

How many spigots are required to support a frameless panel

How many spigots are required to support a frameless panel

Hi all, I'm DIY a fully frameless glass pool fence. I have a question about the # of spigots for each panel. Usually it's 2. But I'm not sure if it's related to the size…

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timidwolf
May 10, 2015 10:51 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 May 2015

Patio - Glass panels

Patio - Glass panels

First rule is that you will need to get body corporate permission if you want to change anything on the outside of a unit - no ifs, buts or maybes. Secondly, I doubt any…

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Stewie D
May 06, 2015 2:20 pm
homesaw
homesaw
29 April 2015

Surface Water Drainage/Mould Inside Brickwork Subfloor HELP!

Surface Water Drainage/Mould Inside Brickwork Subfloor HELP!

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner, as I hadn't received any emails saying that someone had replied to my post. All fixed now!!! Thanks again for the great…

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homesaw
Apr 29, 2015 12:47 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
14 April 2015

Attaching pergola to steel framed house?

Attaching pergola to steel framed house?

Usually you would aim to fix the top of your pergola/verandah roof to the fascia. To be more exact, the rafters the end at the fascia. These are then connected with a…

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Adam.M
Apr 14, 2015 3:30 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
14 April 2015

Deck Cupping

Deck Cupping

Another major factor on top of moisture is the fasteners used to install the decking. Using nails is a big no no considering it'll rip it right up. No nail decking is in…

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Adam.M
Apr 14, 2015 3:26 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
8 April 2015

Sealing alfresco tiles??

Sealing alfresco tiles??

Yes, they are ceramic, so that explains it! Grout is a dark colour so not too concerned about dirt in the grout. Thanks mgilla!

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dalemengel
Apr 08, 2015 9:03 pm
Shanniidc
Shanniidc
8 April 2015

Fan required in alfresco?

Fan required in alfresco?

We have a fan on our outdoor area. We had one at the house we just moved out of and we had it on all the time especially on hot days. Guess it just depends on personal…

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Shanniidc
Apr 08, 2015 8:02 pm
Merry-B
Merry-B
8 April 2015

Shade Sail requirements and….

Shade Sail requirements and….

Got my shade and its absolutely beautiful. If anyone in the Melbourne Vic need one let me know. Builder i got was fantastic and VERY reliable,…

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Merry-B
Apr 08, 2015 2:29 pm
BlackVinyl
BlackVinyl
6 April 2015

Pergola/Verandah information - Melbourne VIC

Pergola/Verandah information - Melbourne VIC

Thanks TashPaul, I appreciate the input. You can send some pics if you like. I will PM my email address. Although, we have decided to go all steel/colorbond. We won't be…

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BlackVinyl
Apr 06, 2015 10:09 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
24 March 2015

Decking height and other considerations

Decking height and other considerations

Thanks Adam, that does help... and it sounds like I can do infinity style garden beds 'under' to be less than 1 m from the deck and either balustrade the garden bed or…

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yvonneh
Mar 24, 2015 10:20 am
auds
auds
17 March 2015

Cost of modwood decking?

Cost of modwood decking?

Ive gotten a few quotes and they range from $237/m2 and $420/m2 laid. Anyone got any idea why this might range so differently when its the same product? If anyone has…

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auds
Mar 17, 2015 11:47 am
kron
kron
17 March 2015

What can I do with this space

What can I do with this space

Thanks for the reply Jenny. The entrance would more than likely be from the laundry door, it's more of a mens retreat over a proper entertaining area but would likely be…

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kron
Mar 17, 2015 3:22 am
cyclosarin
cyclosarin
15 March 2015

Alfresco orientation - north or west facing?

Alfresco orientation - north or west facing?

AS far from the sun as possible. I grew up in a house with a west facing backyard, and it made summer barbeques murder. No one wanted to be outside.

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cyclosarin
Mar 15, 2015 9:43 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
14 March 2015

Which Garden Shed

Which Garden Shed

Hi Mikeann, I know you posted a while ago but I thought I would just add that I got my shed through http://www.cheapsheds.com.au . They make…

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Victoria_g06
Mar 14, 2015 6:49 am
Victoria_g06
robbie_p
robbie_p
11 March 2015

Gutter guard

Gutter guard

The Fielders WaterGate worked REALLY well, thanks :)

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robbie_p
Mar 11, 2015 10:44 am
hauteaerick
hauteaerick
11 March 2015

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?
1, 2

Thanks Robbie and Plucka. That Klevaklip looks like a solution - clever! Hope Bunnings or Masters have them.

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hauteaerick
Mar 11, 2015 8:32 am
bashworth
bashworth
2 March 2015

Need Help! cover for side alley

Need Help! cover for side alley

One basic solution might be a shade cloth stretched from the eaves to the fence. This would stop windblown rain so a bike leaning against the wall would stay fairly dry

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bashworth
Mar 02, 2015 8:57 pm
bashworth
melcur
melcur
16 February 2015

Plant help: Pig face plant has gone all woody

Plant help: Pig face plant has gone all woody

Also do you think the leaves will grow back or should I just cut all the green bits off once I control the mealy bugs issue? and replant again?

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melcur
Feb 16, 2015 1:34 pm
joea
joea
15 February 2015

What is best for decking? Treated pine or spotted gum?

What is best for decking? Treated pine or spotted gum?

Will add spotted gum to the top of my list when I build our deck on the alfresco :)

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joea
Feb 15, 2015 8:40 am
joea
VivianN
VivianN
13 February 2015

Has anyone used TREX composite decking??

Has anyone used TREX composite decking??

We've used Trex for our decking at the back of the house. While it is pretty expensive, I would definitely recommend it. We had it installed about 6 months ago and…

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VivianN
Feb 13, 2015 8:46 am
Buildersbob
Buildersbob
10 February 2015

New deck around pool. BAL-29

New deck around pool. BAL-29

Just looking for peoples recommendations on building a new deck around a salt water swimming pool. We back onto bushland and are rated BAL-29 and it is termite city down…

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Buildersbob
Feb 10, 2015 9:25 pm
hotchoc
hotchoc
3 February 2015

Planter boxes - do they need to be waterproofed?

Planter boxes - do they need to be waterproofed?

Hi, I've been told that i will need to waterproof my parapet wall at my garage. The parapet wall will be located at the boundry line with the neighbour. Do you know what…

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hotchoc
Feb 03, 2015 6:32 pm


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